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... has been restored... but the entrance fee is a bit pricey... so I decide to skip it. I actually prefer the ontouched, mysterious ruins of the forest.
On another ridge not far away is another castle of a very different sort: a very elaborate 19th century palace with all the architectural extravangance of that era it seems crammed into a single building--a stark contrast with the austere Moorish stone fortress.
Maybe another time I'll come back and cough up the ...
... finish) we..well you know the drill by now : change , bus, beer etc.
We alighted from the bus in Rosseau and decided to go visit the Castelo de Jorge or as it is better known the George Castle. Now in castle building days they had this idea that the best places to actually build a castle was, strange as it may seem, on top of the biggest and steepest bloody hill they could find. And find one they did; right in the middle of downtown Lisbon (which I imagine when the castle was ...
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This morning we had a great breakfast. We didn't even have to pay for the bread or
butter like we did at lunch yesterday. The weather today was a pleasant 70-something and mostly cloudy – so it was not at all uncomfortable.
We left around 8:45 for a bus tour of Lisbon. We saw some of the sites we saw yesterday,
but with our guide ...
... she told me it was quite expensive and I asked how much. She said it was €2.90 ($4.00) and I laughed and explained that it's hard to come across decent ice cream under $6. It was the best gelato I've ever had. The day was flying past, it was already 6.30 and I had to meet for dinner in an hour so I rushed back and got pretty for dinner and my first European pub crawl. Dinner was great, it was at one of the sister hostels and it was an Arabian BBQ, then beer ...
... you walk up two fights of steep stairs to the bag check where they rifle through every item in your bag and unwrap anything in it to check that it’s allowed and make you pour out any liquids in your water bottles. Finally you go through a metal detector and get patted down while somebody swipes your ID to put you back in the system as on the ship. What I’m trying to say is that you don’t bring your friends back on the ship if they can’t pass ...